ROME Ė Queen Letizia of Spain will arrive in Rome on Friday to be named the special ambassador for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, for Nutrition.
The Spanish queen will join the list of FAO ambassadors, according to the Spanish Royal Palace, as part of the U.N. body that aims to raise awareness about the importance of eradicating hunger, malnutrition and the challenges related to its mandate.
The naming ceremony will take place in the plenary hall of the FAO headquarters during this yearís 39th FAO Conference, attended by the presidents of Chile and Argentina, among other leaders.
The event will begin with an address by FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva, after which nomination papers will be presented to the queen, naming her the FAO special ambassador.
Queen Letizia will then deliver a speech and hold a meeting with Graziano da Silva.
The Royal Palace noted that Queen Letizia will be committed to fulfill the role of an advocate, spokeswoman and representative of the values of the organization
The appointment of the FAO special ambassadors has an initial term of two years, which can then be renewed.